As manufacturers and designers our days often revolve around color at some point. Pantone is probably the most well-known name in color. Fashion, design, marketing, and other industries often turn to Pantone for color guidance. This article by Tom Vanderbilt on Slate gives a fun inside look at the Pantone headquarters as he “sneaks” in to a color forecasting meeting.

Blue Aster, Sodalite Blue and Vintage Indigo, some of Pantone’s shades of blue Courtesy Pantone. From

Speaking of color, have you downloaded Sherwin Williams’ Color Snap app for iPhone, Android or Blackberry? Snap a photo of your fabric, inspiration page, or surroundings and the app will match it with Sherwin Williams paint colors (which you can use on your Lorts pieces as well).

Sherwin Williams ColorSnap App

Sherwin also has an online color tool, Chip It!,  that will turn any online image into a collection of up to 10 Sherwin Williams paint colors. Great for finding the colors to match the mood you’re going for. We tried it out with a photo of our showroom at High Point market last week.

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